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Joey Lawrence

Joseph "Joey" Lawrence (born April 20, 1976) is an American actor, singer, and TV host. He is known for his roles in the TV series Gimme a Break!, Blossom, and Melissa & Joey. In his most recent film, Hit List, Joey plays a hit man out to prove his love to a woman with a lot of enemies. Lawrence was born Joseph Lawrence Mignogna, Jr. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Donna Mignogna, a personnel manager and former elementary school teacher, and Joseph Lawrence Mignogna, Sr., an insurance broker. He is of Italian descent. His family's surname was changed to "Lawrence" during his childhood. He has two younger brothers, Matthew and Andrew, who are also actors. He graduated from Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, in 1994, and later attended the University of Southern California. Lawrence's first acting role was in a Cracker Jack commercial. At the age of five, he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, where he performed the song "Give My Regards to Broadway". After appearing in guest spots on Diff'rent Strokes and Silver Spoons, Lawrence won the role of Joey Donovan on the hit NBC sitcom Gimme a Break! in 1983. He continued in that role until the

Joey Lawrence -- Was in 'A.I.'?

Joey Lawrence
Was in 'A.I.'?

Here's former child star turned perfectly bronzed and coiffed "Splash" host Joey Lawrence in L.A. on Monday (left) -- and Jude Law as the humanoid robot Gigolo Joe in the 2001 flick "A.I.:… READ MORE >

Joey Lawrence vs. Jeff Timmons -- Who'd You Rather?

Joey Lawrence vs. Jeff Timmons
Who'd You Rather?

Buff, bronzed and hairless hunk Joey Lawrence made his Chippendales debut in Vegas this weekend ... a year after buff, bronzed and hairless former 98 Degrees member Jeff Timmons did his stint… READ MORE >

- 1777 days ago
Joey Lawrence -- Whoa, I'm a Stripper!

Joey Lawrence
Whoa, I'm a Stripper!

Joey Lawrence is taking it all off ... or most of it at least ... because the 90s heartthrob just inked a deal with the man-stripper crew at Chippendales in Vegas.A rep for the beefcake brigade… READ MORE >

- 1805 days ago
The Lawrence Bros -- Who'd You Rather?

The Lawrence Brothers
Who'd You Rather?

Buff biological brothers Andrew Lawrence, 23, Joey Lawrence, 35, and Matthew Lawrence, 31, posed for this family picture in L.A. on Tuesday.Question is ... More Who'd You Rather? Novak… READ MORE >

- 2061 days ago
Joey Lawrence -- In PAWG Heaven

Joey Lawrence

Former "Blossom" star Joey Lawrence -- along with 98% of the TMZ newsroom -- learned a brand new big booty-related acronym ... PAWG. Hint: Coco is queen of the PAWGS.Check out TMZ on TV -- click… READ MORE >

- 2096 days ago
Joey Lawrence's Body -- Whoa!

Joey Lawrence's Body -- Whoa!

Former child star Joey Lawrence flexed his buff and hairless God-given talents on the beach in Hawaii this weekend.The 35-year-old "Melissa & Joey" star has really blossomed. READ MORE >

- 2107 days ago
Joey Lawrence vs. Ian Ziering: Who'd You Rather?

Joey Lawrence vs. Ian Ziering
Who'd You Rather?

Manicured former child star Joey Lawrence, 34, and former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Ian Ziering, 46, compared beauty secrets at the same event in Beverly Hills this weekend.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 2353 days ago
Joey Lawrence -- Painful Script Ripped My Cornea

Joey Lawrence -- Painful Script Ripped My Cornea

Joey Lawrence is a sight for sore eyes -- according to source on the set of his new show, the actor "ripped his cornea" during rehearsal yesterday ... when someone jabbed him in the eye with a… READ MORE >

- 2433 days ago
Joey Lawrence Is on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'?

Joey Lawrence Is on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'?

Here's former child star Joey Lawrence at an event in L.A. on Thursday (left) -- and "RuPaul's Drag Race" second season contestant Raven out of drag (right).Whoa!We're just sayin'. READ MORE >

- 2556 days ago
Joey vs. Jesse: Who'd You Rather?

Joey vs. Jesse
Who'd You Rather?

Metrosexual muscleheads Joey Lawrence and Jesse Metcalfe tooled around the same event in L.A. on Thursday.Question is ... See Also Chicks from 'Up in the Air': Who'd You Rather? Bubba vs. Barack:… READ MORE >

- 2654 days ago